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    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,539
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,515

    This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

    • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Hidden Figures

    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,962
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,989

    Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story of a History Obscured

    • By Cynthia on 09-18-16
    • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,567 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,430
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,033
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,026

    This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

    • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Stone Sky

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,027
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020

    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This review is for the entire series

    • By Jesslyn H on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Barracoon

    • The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skip the introduction.

    • By Michael on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    • A Novel
    • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102

    Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Five Out of Seven Ain't Bad

    • By Dubi on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Warmth of Other Suns

    • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
    • By: Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,574

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superior non-fiction

    • By Lila on 05-20-11

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Discerning the Voice of God

    • How to Recognize When God Speaks
    • By: Priscilla Shirer
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 323

    Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in biblical times? Not at all! The god who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Sarah on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,044

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex, believable, nuanced, riveting

    • By Lois on 04-07-17

    Regular price: $34.21

    • Binti

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574

    Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Piece of Afro-Futurism

    • By Adrienne Hood on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $10.39

    • Michelle Obama

    • A Life
    • By: Peter Slevin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointingly written but she's still an impressive woman

    • By Book and art lover on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Counting by 7s

    • By: Holly Goldberg Sloan
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By MEM on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Book of Night Women

    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

    The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • twenty stars

    • By Denise on 09-21-10

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The 57 Bus

    • A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
    • By: Dashka Slater
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But, one afternoon, on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By C. E. Wilson on 11-15-17
    • A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
    • By: Dashka Slater
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 164 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Feminism Is for Everybody

    • Passionate Politics
    • By: bell hooks
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, Bell Hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, Hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives - to see that feminism is for everybody. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Approachable and informative

    • By Erik Hoofnagle on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Teaching to Transgress

    • Education as the Practice of Freedom
    • By: bell hooks
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    In Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks - writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual - writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal. Bell Hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom? Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • completely relatable!!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • RISK!

    • True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share
    • By: Kevin Allison - editor
    • Narrated by: Kevin Allison, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast RISK!, along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in RISK!, no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCEEDS MY HIGH EXPECTATIONS!!!

    • By William white on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

    • By: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Viviana Mazza - afterword
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband - these are the things a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest, where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told.

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breaks every mold I can think of

    • By Jón Gísli Björgvinsson on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Book of Harlan

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre - affectionately referred to as "the Harlem of Paris" by black American musicians - Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An insightful account of an eventful period

    • By Ezinwanyi on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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